Radamel Falcao addresses knee injury reports on Twitter

Radamel Falcao

The injured Manchester United and Colombia striker took to Twitter to dismisses allegations that club medical staff have to treat his knee after each training session and match.

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has rubbished reports claiming he requires constant treatment on his troublesome knee.

The 28-year-old Colombian has made just one substitute for United over the past month since returning from international duty, and has been sidelined for the past three games with a nagging calf issue.

On Monday, however, just hours after an article from the Guardian alleged the club's medical staff have to apply ice to his knee on a constant basis, Falcao vented his anger on Twitter.

Falcao missed the World Cup this past summer after suffering the third serious knee injury of his career while playing for Monaco in January, and was unable to return until August 10 when he scored in the French club's 2-1 league defeat to Lorient.

Signed at the transfer deadline on a season-long loan deal for a reported £16 million, the former Porto front man is still to complete 90 minutes for Louis van Gaal's side and has scored just once in five appearances.

Said to be on a £190,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford, the Premier League club have the option to make his move permanent next summer, but Van Gaal admitted last week that, even at full fitness, he is not a guaranteed starter.

"I have to decide which striker. It's not his fault," the manager said. "It's not his fault with the other system I could play with two strikers, but then the balance wasn't good.

"We had difficulties in the last half-an-hour of games. That's why I have remodelled the structure.

"Since then we have less goals in our favour but also less goal conceded.

"We have also played against the better teams in the Premier League in that time on an equal level, more or less.

"I cannot say when Falcao will be back. It depends on the progress on his injury. It's his calf."

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